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Archive for January 24th, 2007

Independent 6325 by Dac – Tough and top quality

Posted by nmsindy on 24th January 2007


This had all I’ve come to expect from Dac.   Excellent flowing surface readings, clever misdirection, a very satisfying solve, with all understood in the end.    A bit tougher than usual, maybe partly because of one long phrase others may have been more familiar with than I was.

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Guardian 23,982, Auster: What’s up Doc?

Posted by michod on 24th January 2007


A puzzle with an overt theme, rather than one to be deduced, which gives a good illustration of the many different uses of ‘doctor’ in a puzzle. All the across clues and a couple of the downs contain the word. I counted four DRs, an MO and an MB,  one anagram indicator, two or three types of doctor, four named doctors and several other clues in which doctor was part of the definition. Help welcomed with 15Ac and 19dn.

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